Conservatives to QAnon: Facebook Researchers Saw How Its Algorithms Led to MisinformationFacebook researchers in 2019 created three dummy accounts to study the platform's technology for recommending content in the News Feed. The first was for a user in India, its biggest market. Then it created two more test accounts to represent a conservative American user and a liberal one.
Menlo Park Police Cite Four Liquor Stores for Selling Alcohol to MinorsPolice cited four liquor stores this week involved in a minor decoy operation for selling alcohol to underaged youth.
Facebook’s Head Of Safety Defends Instagram’s Policies For TeensA Facebook executive deflected criticism from congress Thursday after the company’s internal research was leaked and showed how Instagram harmed teenage users.
Facebook Pauses Development of Instagram for Kids After PushbackFacebook is putting a hold on the development of a kids' version of Instagram, geared toward children under 13, to address concerns that have been raised about the vulnerability of younger users.
Menlo Park Man Stabbed at PartyAn argument at a party escalated into a stabbing that sent one man to the hospital early Sunday in Menlo Park, police said.
Feds Refile Antitrust Complaint Against Facebook, Alleging Abuse Of Market PowerThe federal government filed a revised version of their antitrust complaint against Facebook Thursday, focusing on the allegations that the social media service abused its market power to suppress competition.
Suspect Arrested In Home Invasion Rape In San CarlosA Menlo Park man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly raped an acquaintance last month in San Carlos, sheriff's officials said.
Robinhood's Stock Debut Marked with Tumble, Sharp SwingsWall Street gave Robinhood a cool reception Thursday in the online broker’s debut in the stock market that it helped reshape by bringing millions of new investors.
Momentum Building For Major Donors Supporting Racially-Diverse Climate GroupsA massive foundation in Silicon Valley is among the philanthropic groups focusing on directing funds to minority-led environmental organizations, according to data released Thursday.
Man Arrested In Weekend Carjacking In Redwood CityAuthorities have arrested a man suspected of an armed carjacking in Redwood City over the weekend.
Menlo Park-Based Robinhood Sees Valuation Of Up To $35 Billion As Public CompanyRobinhood, the Silicon Valley-based online brokerage that found itself embroiled in this year's meme stock phenomenon, will go public seeking a market valuation of up to $35 billion.